FAQs About Chiropractic
Chiropractors offer a natural, drug free, hands-on approach to spinal healthcare. Here at Body Care Health and Chiropractic we carefully assess each patient in their appointments and put together a care plan which is tailored to that individual and their needs.
As Chiropractors we are faced with numerous questions about health conditions but we are also asked questions on Chiropractic care itself. Here are several commonly asked questions to help you understand our healthcare options.
1. Is Chiropractic care safe?
As mentioned above Chiropractic offers a natural, hands-on approach to helping your physical health. Chiropractors use their knowledge and skill, rather than force or strength to perform specific Chiropractic treatments. Within the Chiropractic profession there are various Chiropractic techniques we can use and here at Body Care Health and Chiropractic all of our treatment options use a low and comfortable force.
2. What is a Chiropractic adjustment and does it hurt?
A Chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific, low force in a precise direction which is accurately applied to a joint such as a spinal joint that is “locked up”, or not moving as it ideally should be. This adjustment can help improve or restore that joint’s motion which will help the spine to gradually regain its ideal motion and function.
There are various techniques Chiropractors can use to adjust joints of the body. Here at Body Care Health and Chiropractic one of our main methods is using a Chiropractic tool called The Activator which provides a quick, low force to the precise area. We also commonly use wedges which you simply lay on that help to realign parts of the body.
Your comfort and safety is our number one priority. We will always discuss with you your condition and treatment options so you have an understanding of your body and how we can help.
3. What is a Chiropractor’s qualifications and are they regulated?
Australian Chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals and study at university for a minimum of five years.
Chiropractors, like all other registered healthcare providers, adhere to National Law and professional codes of conduct and guidelines, as well as being regulated by the government.
Chiropractors will continue to train and work to improve their clinical skills. Australian Chiropractors must undertake professional development annually to stay current with the latest research and to maintain registration.
4. Am I too old for Chiropractic care?
You are never too old to experience the benefits of Chiropractic care. Our Chiropractor Dr Felicity actually treats at retirement homes and aged care facilities and has treated patients over the age of 100 years.
Chiropractic techniques are modified appropriately for each person at every stage of life to ensure safe and effective care.
If you have any further questions about Chiropractic care or how we at Body Care Health and Chiropractic can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0409 712 075.